The history—and the future—of Canada consists of millions of such stories. Canada is a nation of immigrants. Its trees were felled, its rails laid, its prairies cleared and its cities built by successive generations of misfits and refugees.By KEN MacQUEEN12 min
LUCY FELDMAN, 38, Winnipeg Birthplace: Kiev, U.S.S.R. Education: Kiev Institute of Music, diploma in teaching and accompaniment Occupation At Home: head, piano department, Kiev Music School Arrived In Canada: January, 1980 First Job In Canada: accompanist, Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
As top Liberal party strategist for 25 years, Senator Keith Davey proved so adept at orchestrating federal electoral victories that he became known as The Rainmaker, a name he adopted for his political memoirs published this month. Davey's skill at managing more than six election campaigns kept him at the centre of the Liberal party's power structure.
Brian Mulroney’s two-year-old government formally unveiled its new look last week, but the early reviews were unfavorable. For three months the Prime Minister and his advisers had planned a strategy that would help them recover from setbacks suffered in the first half of the Conservative term.By MICHAEL ROSE7 min
In the carefully coded language of diplomacy, it will only be a meeting. Both U.S. and Soviet officials have taken pains to avoid the word summit—so as not to arouse unrealistic expectations. But no matter what the billing is, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev will sit down together in Reykjavik, Iceland, on Oct. 11 and 12.
From the rafters of the Montreal Forum hang 23 Stanley Cup banners. They date back to the 1915-16 season and proclaim the triumph of the most successful franchise in North American professional sport, the Montreal Canadiens. The latest— marked 1985-1986—is a surprise addition to the collection.
We were rather disappointed that your story devoted to drug use in Canada (“The new drug crusade,” Cover, Sept. 29) failed to tell us anything we did not already know. We know about how much money is involved. We know about how ingenious smugglers can be and how difficult is the task of law enforcement officials.
Last year former Liberal MP Jean Chrétien’s autobiography, Straight From the Heart (Key Porter), catapulted to the top of the national best-seller list. Published in English and French editions, the book became the first work by a Canadian author to sell more than 150,000 hardcover copies in a single year.
Last November Gore Vidal left his vineyards at Ravello, Italy, and journeyed to New York to speak at a benefit for the writers’ group, PEN International. The expatriate author spoke on one of his favorite themes— all about how horrid American policy has been to the downtrodden of the world.By Barbara Amiel5 min
In 1892 the Czech composer Antonín Dvorák sailed to New York. For the next three years he directed the city’s National Conservatory of Music, at once fascinated by America and strongly nostalgic for his homeland. His stay in the United States was productive: it inspired Symphony No. 9 (From the New World), the superb Cello Concerto and two of his finest chamber works.By MARK ABLEY, LIANE HELLER5 min
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